Eat & Drink
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    The Golden Dish

    RECIPE: Carrot Casserole

    I’m crazy about carrots. What's more I’m thrilled that I can buy local varieties at farmers markets year round where they’re a plentiful staple at vendors’ bins. Read on

    Posted: February 20, 2013
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    Anatomy of a fabulously fine meal

    What an adventure those chef tasting menus were when they came into vogue some 20 years ago. They still work but only when they’re focused and fresh. Otherwise it's the chef who remains haplessly proud and diners are left overfed, belching to the beat of culinary excess. Read on

    Posted: February 18, 2013
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    The Armory at Portland Regency Hotel: Steadily fine fare

    What surprised me most about my recent dinner at the Armory Lounge, located off the lower lobby of the Portland Regency Hotel, is that the food is far better than the usual pub grub. Read on

    Posted: February 15, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    Recipe: Parsnip and mushroom souffle

    Parsnips have long been relegated to the back burner in the minds of many cooks who occasionally think of including them in a root-vegetable mash. Otherwise they’re roasted to accompany the holiday bird, cooked beyond recognition in a New England boiled dinner or mixed with potatoes for a wholesome puree. Read on

    Posted: February 13, 2013
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    Portland's Chinese Laundry

    Very slowly Greater Portland is getting its long overdue share of reputable Chinese restaurants. It’s no longer the domain solely for the take out joints where anything goes or the strip-mall eateries with their Chinese xylophone music singing over antiquated sound systems. Read on

    Posted: February 11, 2013
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    Dead on arrival: Eve's at the Garden, Portland

    Eve’s at the Garden, the Portland Harbor Hotel’s signature restaurant, has stumbled along ever since its original chef, Jeff Landry, left to open his own establishment., the Farmer’s Table. Read on

    Posted: February 7, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    Recipe: The Finest Old-fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    I’m hesitant to use that overworked catch-all phrase, “comfort food.” But there’s no getting around it this time of year when the high notion of wholesome, hearty fare is so appealing. Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2013
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    Eat & Drink

    Portlanders are not camera shy

    If you consider that age old phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words,” then one must read the New York Times article, “Restaurants Turn Camera Shy, ” which chronicles a social phenomenon taking place in the trendy dining halls of Manhattan. Read on

    Posted: February 4, 2013
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    Out Going

    Great bourbons of fire: Mixology classes at One Dock, Kennebunkport

    Lighting things on fire is sometimes frowned upon. Especially if you're, say, sitting in your cube at the office, quietly igniting the paperwork in your file cabinet. but comes in handy if you're camping. And it makes a regular 'ol cocktail a whole lot livelier. Read on

    Posted: February 3, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    Vignola Cinque Terre is still a shining star

    It has not taken me long to perceive that there’s little pleasure left in Italian American cooking, except for the occasional well wrought red sauce, cacciatore or sundry Parmigiano. Read on

    Posted: February 1, 2013